Do you envy your iPhone-wielding friends for their cute and expressive iOS emojis? Well, you don’t have to feel left out anymore!
In this tutorial, we will show you how to get iOS emojis on your Android device. Let’s dive right in.
Method 1: Using a Third-Party Keyboard App
If you want to use iOS emojis across all apps on your Android device, using a third-party keyboard app is the way to go. One of the most popular keyboard apps for this purpose is Gboard, developed by Google.
Step 1: Install Gboard from the Play Store
To begin, head over to the Google Play Store and search for “Gboard.” Tap on the first result which should be the official Gboard app developed by Google. Tap on “Install” and wait for the installation process to complete.
Step 2: Set Gboard as Your Default Keyboard
Once Gboard is installed, you need to set it as your default keyboard. To do this, go to your device’s Settings and navigate to the Languages & input or Virtual keyboard section (the exact location may vary depending on your Android version).
In the Language & input settings, you should find a section called “Current Keyboard”. Tap on it and select Gboard from the list of available keyboards.
Step 3: Enable Emoji Suggestions in Gboard Settings
To ensure that Gboard suggests iOS emojis while typing, open any app that requires text input (e.g., Messenger, WhatsApp) and tap on a text field. This will bring up your keyboard. Now, tap on the emoji button (usually located near the space bar) to open the emoji selector.
Next, tap on the Settings icon within the emoji selector. Look for an option called “Emoji suggestions” or similar and enable it. This will allow Gboard to suggest iOS emojis as you type.
Method 2: Using an Emoji Font
If you want to use iOS emojis only within specific apps on your Android device, using an emoji font is a suitable option. While this method requires a bit more technical knowledge, it offers more flexibility.
Step 1: Check Your Android Version
Before proceeding, make sure that your Android device is running on a version higher than 4.4 KitKat. Emoji fonts are not supported on older versions of Android.
Step 2: Download an Emoji Font
There are various emoji fonts available that mimic iOS emojis. One popular option is “Emoji Font 3”. You can find and download this font from trusted sources like the Google Play Store or reputable APK websites.
Step 3: Install and Apply the Emoji Font
Once you have downloaded the desired emoji font, install it by following the on-screen instructions provided by your file manager or APK installer app.
After installing the font, go to your device’s Settings, and navigate to the Languages & input, Font & style, or similar section (the exact location may vary depending on your Android version).
In this section, look for an option related to changing the system font and apply the downloaded emoji font. Once applied, you should start seeing iOS emojis in the supported apps.
Now you know two different methods to get iOS emojis on your Android device. Whether you prefer using a third-party keyboard app like Gboard or installing an emoji font, you can express yourself with those cute and expressive emojis just like your iPhone-wielding friends.
Remember, adding a touch of customization to your Android device makes it even more enjoyable. So go ahead and spice up your conversations with iOS emojis!
- Method 1: Use a third-party keyboard app like Gboard
- Step 1: Install Gboard from the Play Store
- Step 2: Set Gboard as your default keyboard
- Step 3: Enable Emoji Suggestions in Gboard Settings
- Method 2: Use an emoji font
- Step 1: Check your Android version
- Step 2: Download an emoji font like “Emoji Font 3”
- Step 3: Install and apply the emoji font
- Note:The availability and functionality of certain features may vary depending on your Android device’s version and manufacturer.
We hope this tutorial has helped you bring those delightful iOS emojis to your Android device. Happy texting!